Inspirational quotes

Inspirational quote of the day!

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“This above all: To thine own self, be true.”

– Shakespeare



P.s. To all my lovely friends and followers, so sorry that I haven’t posted as much recently. In the last few days it has been my best friend’s spontaneous bachelor party and wedding/my holiday in France! ( I have so much to catch you up on haha!). So I’m super busy at the moment, but I’ll try and get back to a normal schedule by next week again! 🙂

How are you amazing people doing? Have any funny bachelor/wedding stories of your own? And do you try your best to be true to yourself as the quote says?

Love to you all xx


The Self-Esteem Tag part 2

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Hey guys! How are you doing today?

I’m in quite a good mood today because I received an email from the university to say that my place on the masters postgraduate degree has been confirmed! I honestly can’t believe it! I applied a week ago and haven’t mentioned anything to my friends or family in case I wasn’t offered a place. But it’s officially come through now and I have been asked to either accept or decline in the next two weeks! ARGH… big decision to make. I may have to start a pro con list or something… do you have any advice on this at all?

It was also my cousin’s birthday yesterday and as I mentioned in my last post, I was absolutely dreading it because of a rude family member. Safe to say, I could not see straight for the amount of alcohol drunk before going around to their house. My mum and I made strawberry daquiris and kept the prosecco flowing too just so we could bear to be there! But as I’ve mentioned before, I’m guessing everyone has a hated family member or friend that is rude at events like this, am I right? 🙂

Anyway, time to get down to the tag!

My answers continued…

When do you feel most attractive?

Definitely on a date night or night out with my friends when I get super dressed up and throw on a nice pair of heels 🙂

What are you passionate about?

Travelling and helping other people at the same time, so if I can somehow find a job doing both of these things then that would be a dream come true!

I also have a really strong passion for Biology as some as you may know. David Attenborough is amongst celebrities whom I idealise and strive to be more like. I really want to push myself to uncover new scientific discoveries and do anything I can for the community along the way too.

Who is the most supportive figure in your life?

Easily my mum. She has been there from the beginning through thick and thin, and I honestly wouldn’t be where I am today without her. Every time I have felt down about myself she has always done lots of little things to cheer me up 🙂 For me, it’s more about the quality time you spend with a person than the materialistic items. Someone could come along tomorrow and invest one million pounds in a business for me and I would still see my mum as the more supportive person for cheering me on.

What are you most proud of about yourself?

Looking back on the past few years, I am proud of how far I’ve come. Each experience, whether that has been uni or my family life has really allowed me to develop and learn important life lessons. The ups and downs have made me who I am today and I wouldn’t change any of it 🙂

Do you feel good about yourself today?

Yes and no. I feel so happy about getting through the dinner yesterday and being accepted onto the course. However at the same time, the relationship I have with my boyfriend is incredibly rocky right now. We don’t see eye to eye on a lot of things and some of his comments recently have upset me quite a bit, but I guess we’ll see what the future holds!

This tag has actually noticeably improved my mood so thank you so much again for the tag Laura!


As always, no pressure to play along.


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How to whiten your teeth naturally!


Hello loves,

As I had promised some time ago, I was going to show you 5 Beauty mistakes you might be making. I’ve been quite busy recently with awards and interviews so I haven’t had the time until tonight to make this post for you amazing beauty bloggers out there! I’ve considered various ways to whiten my teeth in the past and thought I would finally get around to doing a bit of research on the subject of teeth whitening today!

The backstory…

For quite some time I’ve been wearing retainers every night as a result of having braces taken off a few years ago. My teeth were somewhat crooked and so I was delighted when I could finally take off the braces and start wearing retainers, to reveal (now) perfectly straight teeth. Despite this, I overlooked the fact that my teeth were slightly discoloured – especially around the sides of my mouth – where the braces had been. As a result, I have recently tried to find out more about naturally whitening teeth, without having to endure any of the harmful effects.

Whitening teeth naturally

I spoke to my dentist some time ago and she advised me that there is a professional way in which teeth can be whitened, that isn’t harmful to the tooth enamel. I was overjoyed – until I heard about the price tag of a couple hundred pounds. Unfortunately for me, I do not have the resources to spend this much money on teeth, so I have been determined to find my own inexpensive home recipe to resolve this.

Home remedies (without destroying the tooth enamel)

  • Brushing and flossing teeth regularly

Okay, so this may sound like the incredibly obvious one, but the majority of people miss out on brushing their teeth twice a day and flossing simply because they don’t have time. It’s also really important to use mouthwash after you’ve brushed your teeth to remove any excess bacteria that may be sitting in your mouth.

  • Baking soda (not for use on it’s own)

This is a favourite of mine when it comes to removing scuff marks off walls, so I thought I’d research to find out if there were any benefits of using it on teeth. I discovered that it can be mixed with hydrogen peroxide, provided there is plenty of it (hydrogen peroxide that is!), so that the paste is no longer gritty. Without this, the tooth can be stripped of enamel, which will not grow back, resulting in a decline in mouth and gum health.

If you decide to try this method, I would recommend rubbing the paste onto your teeth for no longer than 30 seconds and then immediately rinsing with water.

  • Abstain from drinking coffee/smoking



For many people, stopping drinking and eating foods that will stain your teeth may seem like an impossibility, but it will make your teeth whiter in the long run. Not only that, but you will notice a improvement in your health by stopping smoking and a dramatic increase in circulation and heart function too!

Foods such as curry, marmalade, orange juice and processed foods can also discolour your teeth – so watch out for these as well!

  • Coconut oil pulling

Many of you by now have heard me talk about all of the positive effects of coconut oil in my Egg and Coconut Oil Hair Mask and Get softer skin instantly with coconut oil posts, and this is another example. Lots of people have praised this trick for lifting stains off their teeth over time and used coconut oil as an effective tooth whitener.

To do this, you can either place a small amount of coconut oil on a cloth and rub around your mouth, or swish a spoonful of oil around your mouth for 20 minutes. Whichever method you decide, rinse with water afterwards and brush your teeth as you normally would. I have heard from a few people that the best results come from using this method for about a month!

I really hope you found these natural remedies helpful 🙂

Bye for now!











Make your hair look fuller with this simple trick!

Hi guys

My day so far…

My day has been quite mixed so far – I’m really looking forward to having a job interview next week and I’m happy that the sun has come out, but at the same time there’s a black cloud lingering over my head. My mum and her partner were out shopping this afternoon when I heard a loud noise at the door. Assuming it was them coming back home, I shouted “hello?” to no reply. I decided to go and have a look downstairs, only to find a brown envelope with the words ‘Rose Hunter PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL’ written on the front of it. The words were written in my dad’s handwriting – I felt sick again. For anyone wanting the backstory on this look at my previous post here.

Anyway, to cut a long story short, I’ve decided to keep it in the back of my mind until the interviews/meetings are over. I really don’t want to get upset right before I enter a meeting, so it’s the best thing for me. Moving swiftly on…

How to make you hair look fuller!

For anyone who has particularly thin hair, I’ve got three tips that are guaranteed to make your hair look less limp.

1. Use a different parting

Hair parting

This may seem like an obvious tip, however, parting you hair differently can make it instantly look much fuller. Overtime, your hair becomes used to where it has been parted and as a result, it can look lifeless. By flipping you hair over to the other side, or picking a style which doesn’t require a parting you avoid this – the choice is yours!

2. Use an eyeliner pencil to draw in your parting


Again, this may seem obvious, but it can give your hair that ‘lift’. Make sure that you pick an eyeliner pencil that matches the colour of your hair, or if not, is one shade darker than it.

3. Hide a clip/small hair gripper in your ponytail


I absolutely love doing this when I can’t be bothered styling my hair for the day. Simply put your hair into a ponytail and split the hair into two halves. Lift the top half up and place a smaller hair grip underneath. Then, once secured, place the hair back on top. Et voila – no one will ever know!

Does anyone have any other tips on how to give your hair more volume?

Also, stay tuned tomorrow for my one month blogiversary!



Get softer skin instantly with coconut oil

Good evening everyone!

How are you all doing? Happy that it’s the weekend again?

Tonight’s post is back on with the 5 Beauty Mistakes You Might Be Making, and I’m at number three, where I’m using coconut oil to make my skin softer. As many of you may have seen, there are hundreds of coconut oil beauty products out there, so it is pretty self-explanatory that coconut oil is good for your hands, face and skin. For me personally, it’s not just the shiny skin, but also the amazing smell you get from coconut and body butter products.

In this post I’ve included two ways of utilising coconut oil and body butter; one is for the people with little free time and one for those who prefer to get their hands messy!

Shea nourishing body butter


For anyone out there who comes home after a long day of work, or a stressful day at the office, I have to say that Body Shop’s shea nourishing body butter is one of my absolute favourite things. I wear this all the time in the winter when my hands become cracked and it smells AMAZING! In addition to that, one of their very small tubs lasts for years. You can buy these tubs online here for just £15.

DIY coconut oil body moisturiser

For those of you wanting to save some money, the trick to making your own cocnut oil couldn’t be any simpler. All you need to do this, are:

  1. A whisk
  2. Coconut oil

Once you have these two, simply place the coconut oil in a dish and whisk to allow the air to pass through the coconut. You can also buy some shea butter and add this to the mix for a more silky feel. The only key thing to remember is to keep a ratio of 75% solid to 25% liquid for the mixture, and allow the mix to set in the freezer for at least an hour afterwards.

Hope you enjoyed this post! Bye for now 🙂




I feel so numb…

Something horrible happened to me this afternoon which I can’t seem to shake. For my friends wanting one of my next beauty hacks following the 5 Beauty Mistakes You Might Be Making post, I’ll be back with that in a couple of days time, sorry! Right, this is so difficult to talk about but I guess I’ll have to get on with it…

Huddersfield Town were playing for a place in the Premier League!                              

This afternoon my family and I decided to go to a local bar to support Huddersfield town (my local football club) play against Reading in a fight for a place in the premier league. Personally, I am not much of a football fan, but I really wanted to spend time with my family, feel the friendly atmosphere and get out of the house for a bit on the bank holiday weekend. It was such a nice change from being in the house and I got chatting with a few friendly people too. The place was absolutely packed, with everyone like sardines and it heated up very quickly!

Then I started feeling someone tap my shoulder

After about ten minutes of play I hear a man behind me complaining about how I was stood in front of him blocking his view.  He then proceeded to tap me on the shoulder asking me to move. Being polite, I kindly pointed out that there was nowhere else to stand and offered for him to stand in front of me or to the side where there was more space. For some reason, he refused to listen to this and said that I should have got here earlier to get a better spot. I couldn’t understand it! There was tonnes of room around me for him to stand and there was nowhere else that I could have stood without blocking his view! On top of that, we didn’t have to pay for tickets into the pub, so it wasn’t like he was losing out on his money’s worth either!

The man kept on persistently tapping on my shoulder and getting more and more aggressive up to half time. He even started tapping on the people in front of me to move too. Thankfully, they backed me up and told him he had no right to talk to us like that when we had offered him our places. As it got to half time though, I decided to move and go outside because it had become too stuffy in the pub and I needed some fresh air.

I was completely unaware the worst was yet to come…

Even though it was raining outside, I really enjoyed the fresh air and decided to watch the second half on the screen at the back of the pub. I had found a spot on a bench away from all the smokers and with a parasol to shelter from the rain. It was what I saw next that horrified me.


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Ten minutes before the end of the second half, I saw a familiar figure walking out of the pub towards me. It took me a second for my brain to click and realise that the man stood in front of me was my dad. He kept saying “Rose? Is that you?”. My heart stopped and I froze on the seat not knowing what to do.

At this point, I should probably explain that I have not seen my dad for almost eight years. He was awful to mum and I when we were younger and so we have both cut him out of our lives ever since. He sent the odd text from time to time, but I ignored them all as I felt too hurt to speak to him and cried myself to sleep on many occasions.

It was just horrific sitting there. He said he wanted to talk to me and try and make things better between us again. I spent the whole time feeling sick to my stomach not knowing what to do. Shortly after, mum came out and found me crying next to him. We all went completely at it from then on, allowing a few people nearby to hear about the details of our lives. He was in complete denial about what had happened. He kept saying that he had made an effort to be in my life again… whilst we were both disgusted at everything that had gone on, and suggested he see a psychiatrist.

But it had to come to an end eventually

In the end we were all soaked through to the bone from the rain so he said he was getting his coat to leave. The match was just a blur to me, I missed the ending and only found out we won from the jumping up and down happening around me. I couldn’t even move my legs to stand up as they had frozen in the cold. I felt, and still feel completely heartbroken and numb, as if the cars passing by me in the street weren’t real anymore. Our fractured relationship like a piece of fruit left out in the sun to go old and mouldy.

Another post tomorrow!

I’m honestly lost for words and struggling to concentrate on much right now, but I promise I will keep showing my love to all you lovely people out there! You are one of the things that keeps me going in times like this and I really appreciate all of the support you’ve been showing me.

Love to you all,





Make your eyes pop with white eyeliner!

Hi everyone!

So after five days of having the house to myself, mum has arrived back home from a trip to Wales with the man she’s been seeing. It feels strange re-adjusting after having the house to myself, but it won’t take long for me to get used to it again I guess. It’s also so weird trying to make small talk with mum’s new man, he’s obsessed with motor homes and yachts, and being a massive yacht enthusiast myself… not, I don’t really have much to say on those topics.

3 ways to use white eyeliner

Anyway, today’s beauty hack is very straight forward and involves using white eyeliner to make your eyes look bigger and more vibrant. There are three simple ways of doing this:

• The first way is by applying the eyeliner to the lower part of the eye closest to the skin. This makes your eye look much bigger by emphasising the white around your pupil.

• Another technique is by placing a small dot of white eyeliner in the corner of your eye, making sure you blend it in. You can also blend in a small amount just below your eyebrow too.

• The final way of using your white eyeliner is to apply it normally and then put a different colour on top. This not only makes your eyes look bigger, but it also brightens up the other colour you are using to get the look you are after.

I’ve just shown the first two examples in this picture. I only used a very small amount of white, but you can obviously use far more if you want your eyes to really pop!

Here’s my eye before makeup:


And then after:


So there is the finished look! I will admit that I need some new black eyeliner because its pretty much dried up, but you can still see the effect the white has from this picture. Hope you all enjoyed this tutorial!